|Malaga is a city full of history and
tradition, but it is also the capital of the Costa del Sol. Cosmopolitan
and welcoming, it is a home away from home for the traveller because of
the locals' deep sense of hospitality. We will give you just a sampling of
what this city of light and sand has to offer, because we are sure you
will want to come back to experience more.
The Museo Antropológico (Anthropology Museum) is located in this area, right in the Parque Natural de las Contadoras. Here you can view old wine presses and oil mills, and if you are lucky enough to arrive during grape harvesting you might be able to join in the treading of the grapes, that will later become the exquisite Malaga muscatel.
The Green Zone
Another place worth visiting is the Cónsula (Consulate), located in Churriana in the Valle del Guadalhorce (Guadalhorce Valley). It was built in 1806 for the Prussian consul. It has a colonnaded Neo-classical style porch, although the gardens are its main attraction.
The Retiro contains a bird park that, with its more than 300 species, is unique in Europe. It also has a beautiful historical garden that represents the period from the Middle Ages up to the 18th century.
In Pedregalejo the coves are protected by natural stone breakwaters. The beaches of Palo retain the atmosphere of the fishing villages of old, with the taste and smell of fish, and the images of fishermen throwing out their nets and drawing in their catches of silvery sardines. This coastal area is packed with little boats in many shades of blue. Here, the sand is a little darker, but the Mediterranean is always the same. If you want a bird's eye view of all this, go up the Castillo de Gibralfaro (Gibralfaro Castle). You will be rendered speechless by the apparent melding of the sea and the sky.
Museums and Monuments
The most symbolic experiences you can have in Malaga are to visit the Cenachero (the bronze sculpture of a young fisherman carrying his cenacho or basket of fish), and then to have a generous helping of fresh anchovies.
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